Zantedeschia Spreng.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A., WA

*Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.

Succulent, robust, bright green, perennial herb c. 1 m high, with a short stout rhizome. Leaves cordate-saggitate, 15–45 cm long, 10–25 cm wide, pointed at the apex, with obtuse lobes at the base. Peduncles up to 1 m long. Spathe white, yellowish at the base, 10–25 cm long; the blade slightly recurved. Spadix orange-yellow; the female portion c. one quarter as long as the male. Fruit a berry, greenish or yellowish, ovoid, with a persistent stylar vestige. Coast. Wet ground. Introd. from S. Africa. Fl. spring–summer. Arum Lily